Go Forth Launches Flood Prevention Fund To Support Stirling Businesses

Go Forth Stirling has launched a fund to help businesses hit by flash flooding in the city centre last night.

Several businesses, including King Cons sports bar in King Street, sustained damage after heavy rain led to flooding on Sunday evening. Today, the team at Go Forth have set up a fund offering small grants to help the business community with flood prevention measures.

Business owners who are members of the BID (Business Improvement District) and whose premises were damaged or are at risk of future flooding should email the organisation via admin@goforthstirling.co.uk

Danielle McRorie-Smith, Project Director at Go Forth Stirling, said: “We were saddened to see the extreme flooding in the city centre last night and its impact on members of our business community. In response, we’re opening a fund to help with flood prevention measures. Now that the summer is over and we are likely to face bad weather in the coming months, we want to ensure businesses are equipped with items which could help them prevent flood damage.

We can support them with funding for equipment such as storm guards and sandbags and we are urging anyone who thinks we can help to get in touch as soon as possible.

Go Forth Stirling BID represents more than 600 business owners with a key objective of increasing visitors to the city and devising initiatives to help make it a more welcoming environment for businesses and shoppers. For more information, visit www.goforthstirling.co.uk


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